History Characters / Clue

26th Aug '17 10:51:42 PM JM1982
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: If she's the murderer in the Super Nintendo/Genesis version of the game, it's implied that she did it because, even though she's a pretty shady character herself, she's thoroughly disgusted with Mr. Boddy's dirty dealings.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: TheDogBitesBack: If she's the murderer in the Super Nintendo/Genesis version of the game, it's implied the narration mentions that "she couldn't take it anymore", perhaps implying that she did it because, even though she's a pretty shady character herself, she's thoroughly disgusted was fed up with Mr. Boddy's dirty dealings.abuse of her. This may also be her motive in the 2008 Classic computer game, where her bio mentions that she's in her early 60s with little to show for it, despite having been Mr. Boddy's nanny when he was a child.



* PunnyName: Her first name in the 2008 Classic computer game is "Blanche", which is the feminine version of the French word for "white", albeit pronounced differently than in English.



** {{Averted}} in the book series, where she's irate that her boss has a firm grasp on the IdiotBall. Dr. Black constantly manages to magically not die, despite repeated attempts on his life by the same six people he KNOWS are out to kill him, and she wants to kill him for his fortunes. Also averted in the puzzle mysteries, where he's either naive or a jerk, {{depending on the writer}}.

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** {{Averted}} in the book series, where she's irate that her boss has a firm grasp on the IdiotBall. Dr. Black Mr. Boddy constantly manages to magically not die, despite repeated attempts on his life by the same six people he KNOWS are out to kill him, and she wants to kill him for his fortunes. Also averted in the puzzle mysteries, where he's either naive or a jerk, {{depending on the writer}}.
* UltimateJobSecurity: Mrs. White continually steals from and tries to kill Mr. Boddy in the book series, but she somehow manages to keep her job. It's {{Justified}} in the introduction to one of the books, when Mr. Boddy says that friends have suggested he get rid of Mrs. White. He says that he would, except that he's afraid she would get rid of ''him'' first.
20th Jul '17 3:56:58 AM Fyrmer
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* AdventurerOutfit: He's usually portrayed as wearing stereotypical safari outfit .



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%%* GreatWhiteHunter* GreatWhiteHunter: His primary hobby is big game hunting.
25th Jun '17 6:58:54 AM eroock
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&&* ButtMonkey: At times.

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25th Jun '17 6:58:14 AM eroock
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%%* OfCorsetsSexy



* ReallyGetsAround: Miss Scarlet is implied to be this. Her being a brothel madam compounds the issue, as someone in that line of work probably needs to maintain some degree of division between their personal and professional lives. This is used to justify her making out with Professor Plum when trying to hide the bodies of the murdered informants from The Cop (see OfCorpseHesAlive).
** This leads to a gem of a line in the {{Novelization}}: in the scene where Mrs. White reveals her BlackWidow nature, her recitation of how men are like Kleenex is corrected by Miss Scarlet thusly: "Their slogan is Soft, Strong, and [[RagingStiffie Pops Up]], Too."



&&* ButtMonkey: At times.



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* PluckyComicRelief: The cowardly Mr. Green, [[spoiler:except in the third ending]].
-->"Sorry, I'm a bit accident-prone."
* SuspiciousSpending: He drives a very expensive car for someone who lives on a colonel's paycheck. His explanation is that he inherited the money during the war. [[spoiler:He actually stole and sold airplane parts on the black market during the war.]]



* BlackWidow: Mrs. White. "Husbands should be like kleenex. Soft, strong, and disposable."
-->'''Mrs. White:''' His head had been cut off. And so had his... ''[[GroinAttack you]]'' [[GroinAttack know...]]
-->''Colonel Mustard, Mr. Green and Professor Plum simultaneously [[ShareTheMalePain cross their legs]]''



* DoesNotLikeMen: She has some male issues. She has two husbands who died under mysterious circumstances.



* AlliterativeName: In the book series, Gerald Green.

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* AgentPeacock: [[MultipleEndings depending on the version of the film]] you got, he's actually [[spoiler:an FBI agent who spent the whole movie (plus whatever setup time the sting required) ''[[FauxYay pretending]]'' to be gay to get into Mr. Boddy's blackmail ring. He is the one who finally killed Mr. Boddy. In the hallway. With the revolver.]]* AlliterativeName: In the book series, Gerald Green.Green.
%%* ButtMonkey



* StraightGay: [[spoiler:Except in the third ending, where he was [[TheMole a plant]] ("A plant? I thought men like you were usually called a fruit.") from the FBI [[FauxYay pretending to be gay]] so he would be blackmailed, and is in fact [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday "going home to sleep with [his] wife"]]. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation So he says.]] He couldn't very well have told his boss something else, could he? All the evidence that he was gay burned up earlier in the movie, though given Wadsworth's surprise when going through the evidence, it's probable that Green actually is straight--or, at the least, being gay would not appear to be what he was being blackmailed for]].




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* WouldHitAGirl: He slapping Mrs. Peacock early on (see GetAholdOfYourselfMan above). During TheSummation, Wadsworth does the same thing.



%%* BadLiar: [[spoiler:Except in the second ending.]]



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Everyone has their moments]], but possibly the biggest offender is Mrs. Peacock, who spends a lot of time babbling about irrelevant things, especially when things get a bit too quiet for her tastes. Mr. Green is also a notable Cuckoolander, especially in the second ending.
-->'''Mr. Green''': Mrs. Peacock was a ''MAN''?!
** Mrs. White has some moments, like her rambling of how much she hated Yvette for sleeping with her husband:
-->" I hated her so...much..i-it, the, it...flames, flames...on the sides of my face...breathing, breaths...heaving breaths...heaving--"



* LadyDrunk: Strongly implied. She has an unsteady walk and slightly slurs her words. [[spoiler:Tellingly, she "sobers up" in the second ending, wherein she committed all the murders - implying that she was ObfuscatingStupidity - but remains relatively addle-brained in the third, wherein she (and all the others) only killed one person.]]



* MotorMouth: When she tries to break the ice at the dinner. The rest of the group just stare as she goes on and on.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler:In the second ending.]]
* PrettyInMink: She shows up wearing a fur wrap. She only wears it for a few minutes in the film, but far more often in promotional shots.



%%* CasanovaWannabe



* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: He smokes one.



* LovableSexManiac: He tries to put the moves on every woman in the film ''including'' Mrs. Peacock ("It's just you and me now, honeybunch!") and the singing telegram girl [[spoiler:who, it turns out, he had an affair with.]] Even his hand somehow ends up on the dead cook's ass.



** PlayedForDrama in the second ending, where Wadsworth points out to the murderer that, since they did the world a great service by getting rid of those people, he's willing to keep quiet about the murders. The other guests agree and even serenade the murderer with a version of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" as they leave the mansion.



* MotorMouth: When summarizing the evening's events at the end of the film.



* MsFanservice: This is especially true in-universe with Prof. Plum, Col. Mustard and Wadsworth sneaking or overtly peeking at her cleavage.
* FrenchMaid: She wears a skimpy Hollywood French Maid outfit complete with heels, stockings, short, frilly skirt and apron and a very low-cut top.

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* MsFanservice: This is especially true in-universe with Prof. Plum, Col. Mustard and Wadsworth sneaking or overtly peeking at her cleavage.
* FrenchMaid: She wears a skimpy Hollywood French Maid outfit complete with heels, stockings, short, frilly skirt and apron and a very low-cut top.top, [[spoiler:That said, she isn't really French or a maid (although she says "it's you!" with her French accent, so it may be that the American accent was fake). But [[{{Fanservice}} that's okay]]]]. This is currently the image for the trope.
* GagBoobs: Check.


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* MsFanservice: This is especially true in-universe with Prof. Plum, Col. Mustard and Wadsworth sneaking or overtly peeking at her cleavage. [[spoiler:This is even justified, as she's actually one of Miss Scarlet's prostitutes.]]


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%%* OfCorsetsSexy:
* PantyShot: Has a few.
28th Apr '17 10:25:54 PM dsneybuf
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* AsianAndNerdy: She's got a Phd in herbology

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* AsianAndNerdy: She's got a Phd in herbologyherbology.
* PinkMeansFeminine: She has a pink pawn, a pink-lined outfit, a pink(ish) name...
28th Apr '17 12:50:49 AM rafi
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler:Turns out to be a good shot with a service revolver in the third ending.]]


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* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Turns out to be a good shot with a service revolver in the third ending.]]


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* {{Gainaxing}}: A rare live action example.
1st Apr '17 8:51:45 AM xcountryguy
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* TheVamp

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* ColonelBadass
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* GreatWhiteHunter
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* MsFanservice
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31st Mar '17 2:19:32 PM xcountryguy
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->''Mrs. Peacock was a handsome matron with more than her share of jewels and buxom. She wore one of those dresses that is expensive and tasteful without being in the least fashionable or flattering. And over a fox stole with several of the creatures heads resting on her buxom and their claws digging at her ample waist.''
-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Mrs. Peacock'''

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->''Mrs. Peacock was a handsome matron with more than her share of jewels and buxom.bosom. She wore one of those dresses that is expensive and tasteful without being in the least fashionable or flattering. And over a fox stole with several of the creatures creature's heads resting on her buxom bosom and their claws digging at her ample waist.''
-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Mrs. Peacock'''
Peacock



-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Miss Scarlet'''

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-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Miss Scarlet'''
Scarlet



-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Mr. Green'''

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-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Mr. Green'''
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-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Mrs. White'''

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-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Mrs. White'''
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-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Professor Plum'''

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-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Professor Plum'''
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-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Colonel Mustard'''

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-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Colonel Mustard'''
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The blackmailer and the first [[spoiler:in reality, second]] victim of the night.




The blackmailer and the first [[spoiler:in reality, second]] victim of the night.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Many early scenes show her as being airheaded but [[spoiler:shows herself to be a good shot with a revolver and is involved with two of the guests.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Many early scenes show her as being airheaded but [[spoiler:shows herself to be a good shot with a revolver and is involved with two of the guests.]]
31st Mar '17 9:31:09 AM xcountryguy
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** He shows signs of this in the stories as well. One in particular has him invent a poison [[spoiler: (or so he claims; it was actually a sleeping potion, and he forgot)]] that evaporates as soon as it's drunk, leaving no traces behind (this backfires spectacularly, as he has to sip it himself to remember what it is). Another story has him put a truth serum in the breakfast orange juice for no reason.

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** He shows signs of this in the stories as well. One in particular has him invent a poison [[spoiler: (or [[spoiler:(or so he claims; it was actually a sleeping potion, and he forgot)]] that evaporates as soon as it's drunk, leaving no traces behind (this backfires spectacularly, as he has to sip it himself to remember what it is). Another story has him put a truth serum in the breakfast orange juice for no reason.



* CanonForeigner
** [[spoiler:Except in the third ending, where he's the actual Mr. Boddy.]]

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* CanonForeigner
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CanonForeigner: Wadsworth has not board game equivalent [[spoiler:Except in the third ending, where he's the actual Mr. Boddy.]]



* DeadpanSnarker
* GuiltByAssociation: [[spoiler: He and his wife were forced to serve Mr. Boddy like slaves when she refused to rat out on her socialist friends.]]
** [[spoiler: This is actually untrue in ''all'' the endings. While it is revealed in the first two endings that he is working for the FBI, one could assume this story to be completely fictitious, while in the third ending, when he is revealed to have been Mr. Boddy all along, it is implied that ''he'' is the one blackmailing his butler over the above-mentioned "crime".]]

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* DeadpanSnarker
DeadpanSnarker: Along with the snark that is shared along with the rest of the cast he tells the sins of the house guests with a certain snarky disdain.
* GuiltByAssociation: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He and his wife were forced to serve Mr. Boddy like slaves when she refused to rat out on her socialist friends.]]
** [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is actually untrue in ''all'' the endings. While it is revealed in the first two endings that he is working for the FBI, one could assume this story to be completely fictitious, while in the third ending, when he is revealed to have been Mr. Boddy all along, it is implied that ''he'' is the one blackmailing his butler over the above-mentioned "crime".]]



* MrExposition

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* MrExpositionMrExposition: He explains the reason the house guests are assembled and reads out all of their transgressions.



* CloudCuckoolander
* LargeHam
** ChewingTheScenery

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* CloudCuckoolander
CloudCuckoolander: Comes off this way as she awkwardly maintains a monologue to keep conversation going at the dinner table.
* LargeHam
** ChewingTheScenery
LargeHam: [[spoiler:In the second ending, "YOU CAN'T ARREST ME! I'M A SENATOR'S WIFE!"]]



-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Miss Scarlett'''

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-->-- Michael McDowell's description of Miss Scarlett'''
Scarlet'''



* DeadpanSnarker
* GenkiGirl: More subdued than most, but other than Wadsworth she's the most animated member of the cast. During the climax, she clearly gets more excited the deeper they go into the summation, even leaping in and stepping on Wadsworth's lines at one point. In the first ending, [[spoiler: it practically comes down to HamToHamCombat vs Wadsworth when he exposes her.]] In the third ending, she's so exhilarated about the complicated plot that [[spoiler: when Wadsworth finally fingers her for the cop's murder [[WorthyOpponent she cheerfully confesses, congratulates him on his sleuthing and only stops listening avidly when Wadsworth reveals himself to be Mr. Boddy.]]]]

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* DeadpanSnarker
DeadpanSnarker: She is always quick with a response to pretty much the entire cast.
* GenkiGirl: More subdued than most, but other than Wadsworth she's the most animated member of the cast. During the climax, she clearly gets more excited the deeper they go into the summation, even leaping in and stepping on Wadsworth's lines at one point. In the first ending, [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it practically comes down to HamToHamCombat vs Wadsworth when he exposes her.]] In the third ending, she's so exhilarated about the complicated plot that [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Wadsworth finally fingers her for the cop's murder [[WorthyOpponent she cheerfully confesses, congratulates him on his sleuthing and only stops listening avidly when Wadsworth reveals himself to be Mr. Boddy.]]]]



* BewareTheSillyOnes / CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler:In the third ending.]]

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* BewareTheSillyOnes / CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: AdjustingYourGlasses: Mr. Green pushes his glasses up his nose frequently as one of his nervous tics.
* BewareTheSillyOnes:
[[spoiler:In the third ending.]]



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler:Turns out to be a good shot with a service revolver in the third ending.]]



* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: [[spoiler: His last line in the third ending can come off as this.]]
* PluckyComicRelief

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* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His last line in the third ending can come off as this.]]
* PluckyComicReliefPluckyComicRelief: He's nervous, accident prone and always the most innocent looking and sounding of the crew.



* TokenGoodTeammate: He's the only one who hasn't done any crime he's being blackmailed on, but still wants his homosexuality to remain a secret. In the third ending, [[spoiler: not only was he the only one who didn't murder anyone, but he's revealed to be an FBI agent assigned to stop Mr. Boddy.]]

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* TokenGoodTeammate: He's the only one who hasn't done any crime he's being blackmailed on, but still wants his homosexuality to remain a secret. In the third ending, [[spoiler: not [[spoiler:not only was he the only one who didn't murder anyone, but he's revealed to be an FBI agent assigned to stop Mr. Boddy.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: He isn't afraid to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slap Mrs. Peacock]] when she freaks out over the brandy being potentially poisoned.



** [[spoiler: In the third ending, she indeed murdered at least one of them because he had an affair with Yvette.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette

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** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the third ending, she indeed murdered at least one of them because he had an affair with Yvette.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunetteEeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: The pale skin contrasts well with her dark hair and outfit to give her something describing her alias.



** Though her skin appears to be pale white.
* TheStoic
** TheComicallySerious
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: In the third ending:]] [[MemeticMutation Fl-Flames... on the side of my face...]]

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** Though * TheStoic: She doesn't speak much normally and is quite terse with her skin appears to be pale white.
* TheStoic
** TheComicallySerious
snark, however [[TheComicallySerious her breakdown is hilarious.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the third ending:]] [[MemeticMutation Fl-Flames... on the side of my face...]]



* AbsentMindedProfessor



* LovableSexManiac

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* LovableSexManiacLovableSexManiac: Shamelessly hit on all of the female characters and [[spoiler:usually]] isn't a killer.



--> '''Portrayed by:''' Creator/MartinMull



--> '''Portrayed by:''' Creator/MartinMull
* TheDitz
* MoralMyopia: He may have sold stolen radio components to the black market, but he's no murderer.
-->'''Mrs. Peacock:''' [[AvertedTrope Well, a lot of our airmen died, because their radios didn't work!]]
* RedHerring: The movie likes to imply that [[NotSoHarmlessVillain he's the murderer]]. [[spoiler: He's indeed responsible for one of the murders in the third ending.]]

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--> '''Portrayed by:''' Creator/MartinMull
* TheDitz
TheDitz: He has the tendency to take things literally and is confounded early on by the library's disguised door.
* MoralMyopia: He may have sold stolen radio components to the black market, market but he's no murderer.
-->'''Mrs. Peacock:''' [[AvertedTrope Well, a lot of our airmen died, died because their radios didn't work!]]
* RedHerring: The movie likes to imply that [[NotSoHarmlessVillain he's the murderer]]. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's indeed responsible for one of the murders in the third ending.]]



* AssholeVictim

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* AssholeVictimAssholeVictim: He is revealed early on to be blackmailing everyone and quickly earns everyone's murderous ire.



* CanonForeigner

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* CanonForeignerCanonForeigner: She's not represented in the main board game but sort of takes the maid role from Mrs. White who is sometimes the maid of the estate.



* {{Fauxreigner}}: Although [[spoiler: her accent seems to disappear shortly before dying, implying she was faking it.]]
* MsFanservice
* FrenchMaid

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* {{Fauxreigner}}: Although [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her accent seems to disappear shortly before dying, implying she was faking it.]]
* MsFanservice
MsFanservice: This is especially true in-universe with Prof. Plum, Col. Mustard and Wadsworth sneaking or overtly peeking at her cleavage.
* FrenchMaidFrenchMaid: She wears a skimpy Hollywood French Maid outfit complete with heels, stockings, short, frilly skirt and apron and a very low-cut top.



* ObfuscatingStupidity

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* ObfuscatingStupidityObfuscatingStupidity: Many early scenes show her as being airheaded but [[spoiler:shows herself to be a good shot with a revolver and is involved with two of the guests.
19th Mar '17 8:45:22 PM Karxrida
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